Dr. Tatyana Mollayeva received her medical degree from the Moscow Medical Academy, specializing in infectious diseases epidemiology. Upon immigration to Canada, she worked as a sleep technologist at the Toronto Western Hospital’s Sleep and Alertness Clinic and obtained license to read and analyze multiple physiology parameters in sleep. She completed her PhD studies under the supervision of Prof. Angela Colantonio to explore the relationship between sleep, functional outcomes, and disability in persons with traumatic brain injury. Dr. Mollayeva also completed the Collaborative Program in Neuroscience and the Work Disability Prevention CIHR Training Program at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, both at the University of Toronto.
Current Research Projects: Sex commonalities and differences in concussion/mild TBI–related constructs of chronic pain; Perceived sleepiness and fatigue as a sensitive indicator of insufficient sleep derived from sleep encephalography recording in patients with mild TBI/concussion; The effect of nocturnal sleep on the clinically relevant perceived states in patients with mild TBI/concussion; Dynamics of sleep loss and recovery in workers with TBI.
Research Keywords: Sleep, traumatic brain injury, concussion, disability